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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Running Backs

If the quarterbacks had a bipolar year, the running backs were busy redefining the term “inconsistent.” The Steelers finished the year 20th in rushing attempts (412), and 26th in rushing yards (1537). That hardly qualifies as “Steelers football.” You know, the game we are all familiar with, when the Steelers run the ball down the opponent’s throats?

Steelers must play with sense of desperation to get back on track

Saying that a Steelers team is desperate when we haven’t even reached the halfway point of the season is sometimes met with a “are you serious” or “not hardly” type of a response. Fortunately as fans of the Steelers, we don’t usually have these types of conversations this early in the year, if at all …

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Four Things We Know About The Steelers After Three Weeks

It might be a bit of a rush job to judge a team after just three weeks of action, but in a 16 game season, it’s somewhat justifiable. The Steelers stand 1-2 on the season, losing a tough one on the road to the Broncos, handling the Jets rather easily at home and then dropping …

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David Gilreath and Jerrod Johnson step up in Steelers preseason win over the Colts

Jerrod Johnson

The young players trying to make a name for themselves took a good step in the right direction in Sunday nights victory over the Colts, 26-24. It was far from perfect but it was an improvement after the lackluster performance against the Eagles in week 1. Mike Tomlin said before the game that he wanted …

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Steelers position review & outlook: Linebackers

We took a short break from our position review and outlook series once all the hoopla started with the Steelers coaching staff and Ben Roethlisberger.  While that’s still a hot topic, as is free agency, it’s high time we got back to this series. Next up is the Linebackers, arguably the most notable group on …

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Steelers 2012 Pro Bowl Wrapup – Stats, News, Tweets, & Pics from a wild contest in Hawaii


  Both Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown put on a highlight show during the 2012 Pro Bowl. Roethlisberger had 2 Touchdowns in the 1st quarter. Brown was in as a receiver, punt/kick returner, and defensive back even late in the game. Definitely one of the most entertaining Pro Bowls in a long time.   The …

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Steelers Position Review & Outlook: Quarterbacks


  Ben Roethlisberger:  Ben had one of his best statistical years to date in 2011, finishing up with 21 TD’s, 14 INT’s, and 4,077 yds. passing. In the offense that now departed Bruce Arians was running, Ben had a decided influence in not only the plays in the playbook but in situations on the field. …

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Steelers Position Review & Outlook: Safety


Next up in our series of looking at the current state of the Steelers roster and how the outlook for 2012 could be is the Safety position: Troy Polamlu: Troy just finished up his 9th season with the Steelers, totaling 91 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, & 1 Sack.  He played and started in all 16 games, …

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Steelers Position Review & Outlook: Defensive Line


Next up our series is the Defensive Line. Let’s take a look at the big guys up front on defense and what the potential might be for 2012. Brett Keisel:  Da Beard just finished up his 10th season on the Steelers line. He was beyond a doubt the most consistent player in that group. He …

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Steelers Position Review & Outlook: Running Backs


Last week talked about a list of the Steelers pending free agents on both offense and defense.  We provided a basic overview of each one and their potential to stick around on the team or be let go. Now as the offseason progresses towards free agency in March we’ll start to dive into a more …

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